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Carmakers must report 2019 fuel economy, carbon credit estimates
Automotive News China | 2018/12/7

Many automakers selling passenger vehicles in China have until Dec. 20 to report their estimated 2019 fleetwide fuel economy and the number of carbon credits they expect their electrified vehicles to generate next year.   The requirement, posted on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology¡¯s website, affects companies with annual production or imports in China totaling 30,000 or more vehicles. 

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  Beijing launches crackdown on low-speed EV production
Automotive News China | 2018/11/13

The Chinese government moved to curb rampant production of low-speed electric vehicles by closing unlicensed manufacturers and halting construction of new plants. 
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Geely 'corrects' rumors about presidential family ties
Reuters | 2018/10/19

BEIJING -- Geely Automobile Holdings, long the subject of speculation about its political ties, moved to dispel a widely held belief its chairman's wife was related to Chinese President Xi Jinping. The automaker, which owns a major stake in Germany's Daimler AG, Swedish automaker Volvo and the firm that makes London black cabs, revealed in a filing the name of Chairman Li Shufu's spouse was Li Wang, and she jointly holds 4.9 million shares in the firm.

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Auto sales post biggest drop in 7 years as growth engine stalls
Reuters | 2018/10/12

BEIJING -- China's car sales fell the most in nearly seven years in September, stoking concerns the world's biggest auto market could contract for the first time in decades amid cooling economic growth and a biting trade war.

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China slump, tariffs prompt Jaguar Land Rover to idle British plant
Reuters | 2018/10/8

LONDON -- Jaguar Land Rover will close its Solihull plant in Britain for two weeks this month after posting a nearly 50 percent decline in China sales as import duties and a trade war with the United States curb demand.

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  COMMENT
Beijing moves to monitor EV safety
Yang Jian | 2018/9/28

SHANGHAI -- The Chinese government¡¯s decadelong subsidy program has led to the creation of the world¡¯s largest market for electrified vehicles. But the government has largely failed to pay attention to the vehicles' safety.   It finally responded this week and started deploying a nationwide check on the safety of the vehicles.  The move may expose a reality not as pleasant as the green propaganda trumpeted by the government but it is essential to ensuring sustainable development of the domestic electrified vehicle market.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China. 
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  China plans more tariff cuts as soon as October, report says
Reuters | 2018/9/21

BEIJING -- China plans to reduce the average tariff rate on imports from most of its trading partners as soon as October, Bloomberg reports.
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China races to get auto parts to U.S. before tariffs hit
Bloomberg | 2018/9/20

At sea and in the sky, U.S. President Donald Trump's trade war with China has ignited a freight frenzy for auto parts. Hyundai Merchant Marine Co.¡¯s vessels leaving China for the U.S. are full, deliveries to California ports are surging and cargo rates for journeys across the Pacific are at a four-year high.

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  COMMENT
Behind the sudden decline in China's auto sales
Yang Jian | 2018/9/7

Industry trade groups and market research firms have produced various theories to explain why China¡¯s light-vehicle market has suddenly run out of steam.   But a website tracking peer-to-peer lending practices in China has provided one plausible factor.   Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of  Automotive News China.
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  China to curb 'haphazard and redundant' auto investment
Reuters | 2018/9/4

China will strictly prevent "haphazard investment and redundant development" in the automobile industry, an official from the state planning agency said, apparently referring to proposed rules on automakers' investments in new factory capacity.
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